Accessibility Plan

Accessibility Plan


This plan was reviewed in Autumn 2022 and will be reviewed every 3 years by the Headteacher and approved by the Governing Body.


  1. This Accessibility Plan has been drawn up in consultation with the pupils, parents, staff and governors of the school and covers the period from September 2022 to September


  1. We are committed to providing a fully accessible environment which values and includes all pupils, staff, parents and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs. We are committed to challenging negative attitudes about disability and accessibility and to develop a culture of awareness, tolerance and


  1. Charles Darwin Community Primary School plans to, over time, and where appropriate to increase the accessibility of provision for all pupils, staff and visitors to the The Accessibility Plan contains relevant actions to:
    • Improve access to the physical environment of the school, adding specialist facilities as necessary. This covers improvements to  the physical environment of the school and physical aids to access education


  • Increase access to the curriculum for pupils with a disability, expanding the curriculum as necessary to ensure that pupils with a  disability are as, equally, prepared for life as are the able-bodied pupils. This  covers teaching and learning and the wider curriculum of the school such as participation in after-school clubs, leisure and cultural activities or school visits. It also covers the provision of specialist aids and equipment, which may assist these pupils in accessing the curriculum


  • Improve the delivery of written information to pupils, staff, parents and visitors for whom English is an additional language or who have disabilities. Examples might include translations,  handouts, timetables, books and information about the school and school The information should be made available in various preferred formats within a reasonable time frame.



  1. Attached is an Action Plans, relating to these key aspects of accessibility showing how the school will address the priorities identified in the plan.



  1. The Accessibility Plan should be read in conjunction with the Equalities Objectives Statement.


  1. All curriculum policies are deemed appropriate to all pupils.


  1. The Plan will be monitored, to assess its impact on the school community via the cycle of work undertaken by the Governing Body.


  1. The school will work in partnership with the local education authority Cheshire West and Chester



Signed:  G Emmett                                                           Chair of Governors


Signed:  A Croft                                                                 Headteacher


Date:  20/9/22


Contact Details

Charles Darwin Community Primary School

Darwin Street
Castle, Northwich

Main Contact: Mrs Marianne Bennett (Acting Headteacher)

Tel: 01606 75194
Fax: 01606 784143

SEND Contact: Miss Joanne Tilley

Governor: Mr Graham Emmett

Clerk to the Governors: Gemma Reeves
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